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MRP (Material Requirements Planning) Comparison Guide

August 2011

Overview The Focus Comparison Grids

Company ABAS Software AG

Product(s) ABAS ERP

Product Type On-premise, Modular

Pricing Contact vendor

How to Buy Resellers, Value Added Resellers (VARs), Integrators

Year Founded 1980

Financials Private

Partner Ecosystem Global network of sales partners; 2,400 current clients

Specific Environment(s) Contact vendor

Target Manufacturing Industries Automotive, Construction, Electronics, Engineering, Furniture, Machinery, Medical, Metal, Packaging, Plastics/Rubber, Textiles, Wood products Aviation, Defense, Electronics, Medical, Metal, Plastics/Rubber

Notes Among the first ERP software to support Linux; offers standard ERP features such as CRM, Financial, Sales and BI; integrated with abas Distribution Acquired Cloud ERP provided Compiere in June 2010; cloud-ready ERP solution for distribution market

Consona Corporation

Axis ERP; Cimnet Systems ERP; Encompix ERP; Intuitive ERP; Made2Manage ERP Epicor 9

On-premise

Configuration dependant

Direct Sales

2002

Private; Battery Ventures VI L.P. and Thoma Cressey Bravo

40 global operating units; 4,500 global customers

Circuit Board Fabrication

Epicor Software

On-premise, SaaS, Industry tailored solution(s), Hosted On-premise

Starts at $25,000

Resellers, Value Added Resellers (VARs), Integrators Direct Sales

1972

Apax Partners

20,000+ global customers

Contact vendor

Contact vendor

Purchased and merged along with Activant Solutions by funds adviser Apax Partners; previous Activant CEO named Epicor CEO in May 2011. Standard ERP features include CRM, Financials, Sales, EDI, BI and others

Global Shop Solutions

GS One-System ERP

Contact vendor

1976

Private

Customers in North America, South America, Europe and Asia

Machine Shops, Soft Metal Fabrication

Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics, Energy, Furniture, General Manufacturing, Machinery, Medical, Metal, Plastics/ Rubber, Wood Products Machinery, Metal

Henning Software

Visual EstiTrack

On-premise

Contact vendor

Direct Sales, Resellers

1990

Private

Channel partners cover North America and South Africa

Screw Machine, Sheet Metal, Soft Metal Fabrication, Tool & Die Contact vendor

ERP shop management software

IFS

IFS Applications

On-premise

Varies by number of users, modules and support level

Direct Sales

1983

OMX STO:IFS

2,000 global customers in 50 countries

Contact vendor

Developed for complex deployments; componentbased; built on SOA technology Comprehensive system for managing manufacturing, distribution and service industries with 30 modules available Promises "enterprise-class" call quality and service

Infor Software Solutions

ERP LN; ERP TRANS4M

On-premise

Contact vendor

Direct Sales, Resellers, Value Added Resellers (VARs), Integrators

1979

Golden Gate Capital private equity firm

1,400 global partners; Contact vendor serves 35 countries; customer base 70,000 in 125 countries

Contact vendor

IQMS

EnterpriseIQ ERP

On-premise

Contact vendor

VARs, Integrators

1989

Private

Offices in North America, Europe and Asia

Contact vendor

Automotive, Consumer Products, Medical, Plastics/Rubber

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Company

Product(s)

Product Type

Pricing

How to Buy

Year Founded

Financials

Partner Ecosystem Global partner network; Technology partners include majority of major hardware companies.

Specific Environment(s) Contact vendor

Target Manufacturing Industries Automotive, Chemical/ Pharmaceutical, Construction, Consumer Products, Electronics, Food/Beverage, Life Sciences, Machinery, Metal, Technology

Notes Cloud (SaaS) versions of the Dynamics family are expected to become available with NAV in 2012.

Microsoft

MS Dynamics AX 2012

On-premise

AX 2012 is a major upgrade to be released August 2011; Dynamics pricing varies with users and features with aggressive competitive discounts. Contact vendor for details. Configuration dependant; 3 configurations available and separate add-on modules 5-user package with Manufacturing, Financials and Supply Chain is less than $9,000; SaaS starts at $40 per month/user. Pricing based on configuration and additional services

Direct Sales, Resellers, Value Added Resellers (VARs), Integrators

1975

NASDAQ: MSFT

NetSuite

NetSuite Manufacturing Edition

SaaS

Direct Sales, Resellers, Value Added Resellers (VARs), Integrators Direct Sales, Resellers

1998

NYSE:N

Global partner network

Contact vendor

General Manufacturing

Cloud-based integrated business suite for manufacturing

OpenPro

OpenPro ERP

On-premise, SaaS

1998

Private

75 global partners

Contact vendor

General Manufacturing

Contact vendor

NDS Systems

NDS ERP Oracle Solution: Manufacturing Software

On-premise

Resellers, Value Added Resellers (VARs), Integrators

1985

Private

Nationwide partner network

Contact vendor

Information not provided

For Assemble-to-Order, Configure-to-Order, Engineerto-Order, Make-to-Order, Fabricate-to-Order, Make-toStock, Just-In-Time/Repetitive, Re-Manufacturing and mixed mode business types in multiple industries SaaS launched in 2001; targets manufacturing , aerospace and defense, food & beverage, medical device manufacturers and precision metal formers.
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Plex Systems

Plex Online Manufacturing ERP

SaaS

Contact vendor

Direct Sales, Value Added Resellers (VARs)

1995

Private

Customer base of over 400 companies worldwide

Contact vendor

Contact vendor

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Company

Product(s)

Product Type

Pricing

How to Buy

Year Founded

Financials

Partner Ecosystem Global channel, consulting, solution and technology partners; customer base of 5,500 companies in 93 countries 26,000 global business partners; over 5 million users worldwide 2,400 global partners; over 12 million global users

Specific Environment(s) Contact vendor

Target Manufacturing Industries Automotive, Consumer Products, Food/Beverage, Life Sciences, Technology

Notes Modular ERP solution; targets automotive, consumer products, food & beverage, technology, industrial products and life science industries

QAD

Manufacturing Solutions

On-premise, SaaS

Contact vendor

Direct Sales, Resellers, Value Added Resellers (VARs), Integrators

1979

NASDAQ: QADA

Sage

Sage Pro ERP

On-premise

Dependant upon configuration

Direct Sales, Resellers, Value Added Resellers (VARs), Integrators Resellers, Value Added Resellers (VARs), Integrators

1982

Parent: Sage Group plc

Cosmetics, Paint/Coatings

Chemical/Pharmaceutical, Consumer Products, Food/ Beverage

Manufacturing accounting software modules with add-ons; integrates with Sage Accpac WMS warehouse management and other Sage ERP modules Versions 2.6 included an SDK helping SAP build its developer ecosystem.

SAP

Business ByDesign

SaaS

$149 per user per month, minimum 25 users

1972

NYSE:SAP

Contact vendor

Aerospace, Automotive, Chemical/Pharmaceutical, Consumer Products, Defense, Machinery, Technology, Wood products Automotive, Chemical/ Pharmaceutical, Construction, Food/ Beverage, Metal, Packaging, Plastics/ Rubber, Technology Aerospace, Automotive, Chemical/Pharmaceutical, Consumer Products, Electronics, Food/ Beverage, Machinery, Medical, Metal, Plastics/ Rubber

Solarsoft Business Systems

Solarsoft

On-premise

Contact vendor

Global channel partner network

1986

Private; worldwide revenues of $100 million

Channel Partners and technology partners including IBM and Microsoft

Cosmetics

Merged CMS Software Inc. and XKO Software

SYSPRO

SYSPRO

On-premise, Industry tailored solution(s)

Manufacturing modules: $1,800 for 4 users

Resellers, Value Added Resellers (VARs), Integrators

1978

Private

1,500 global channel and support partners; regional offices serve 6 continents

Contact vendor

Modular solution tailored to specific requirements

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Operating system Epicor Software

Product Name Epicor 9

Product Type On-premise, SaaS, Industry tailored solution(s), Hosted

Target Environment SMB to large enterprise; 1 up to 5,000 users

Operating system Microsoft .NET

Server Microsoft SQL Server; Progress OpenEdge

Basic Features CRM, Financial Management, Forecasting, Human Resources, International Languages/Currency, Inventory, Manufacturing, Order Management, Payroll, Resource Planning

Intermediate features Compliance, E-commerce, Estimating/ Quoting, Enterprise Performance, Maintenance, Project Management, Sales Solution(s)
Compliance, E-commerce, Estimating/ Quoting, Enterprise Performance, Project Management, Sales Solution(s) Compliance, E-commerce, Estimating/ Quoting, Project Management, Sales Solution(s) Sales Solutions(s), E-commerce

Advanced Features Asset Management, Business Intelligence, Employee Self-Service, Product Configurator, Engineering Tools, Marketing Applications, Partner Relationship, Procurement, Sales Force Automation, Supply Chain Management, Supplier Relationship, Warehouse Management Asset Management, Business Intelligence, Employee Self-Service, Marketing Applications, Partner Relationship, Procurement, Sales Force Automation, Supply Chain Management, Supplier Relationship

Pricing Starts at $25,000

Microsoft

MS Dynamics AX 2012

On-premise

SMB to large enterprise; 1 up to 5,000 users

Microsoft .NET

Microsoft SQL Server

CRM, Financial Management, Forecasting, Human Resources, International Languages/Currency, Inventory, Manufacturing, Order Management, Payroll, Resource Planning

AX 2012 is a major upgrade to be released August 2011; Dynamics pricing varies with users and features with aggressive competitive discounts. Contact vendor for details.

NetSuite

NetSuite Manufacturing Edition

SaaS, Hosted

SMB to large enterprise; 1 up to 5,000 users

SaaS based on 3-tier multi-tenant architecture

Not applicable

Financial Management, Forecasting, Human Resources, International Languages/Currency, Inventory, Order Management, Payroll, Resource Planning CRM, Financial, Human Resources

Business Intelligence, Employee Self-Service, Marketing Applications, Partner Relationship, Procurement, Sales Force Automation, Supply Chain Management, Supplier Relationship Document Control, CAD, Business Intelligence

Starts at $499 per month plus $99 per month/user

Plex

Plex Online Manufacturing ERP Business ByDesign

SaaS

SMB to large enterprise; 1 up to 5,000 users SMB; 1 up to 500 users

SaaS; not applicable

Not applicable

Plex Online ERP is priced from $4,000 up to $100,000 per month

SAP

SaaS

SaaS

Not applicable

CRM, Financial Management, Forecasting, Human Resources, International Languages/Currency, Inventory, Manufacturing, Order Management, Payroll, Resource Planning CRM, Financials

Compliance, E-commerce, Estimating/ Quoting, Project Management, Sales Solution(s)

Asset Management, Business Intelligence, Employee Self-Service, Product Configurator, Engineering Tools, Marketing Applications, Supply Chain Management, Supplier Relationship, Warehouse Management Contact vendor

$149 per user per month, minimum 25 users

SYSPRO

SYSPRO

On-premise, industry tailored solutions

SMB to large enterprise; 1 up to 5,000 users

Contact vendor

Contact vendor

Contact vendor

Modules approximately $1,800 for 4 users

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